Banff 1974 JW

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Bottling serie
Old Train Line
Stated Age
34 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
50.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 dec 2009 2:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 220.00

34 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Banff 1974 JW

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.68 points.

  1. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A beautiful malt, with a sensational nose, where the taste has a little hard to keep up.

  2. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 715 € net in Sept.2019 @ whiskyauction.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    Very fresh and intense, medium complexity but good balance. Very drinkable!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Fresh, grapes, mature white wine, limes, honeydew, wet hay, hints of citrus fruits, whiffs of oak wood and very little smoky - very good!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Punchy, oily, creamy, fruity, yellow fruits, peaches, grapes, subtle sweetness balanced with notes of oak wood, hints of vanilla, little bit of old books - great
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, fruity, zesty, a bit grapefruits

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Rambojunior83 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    a dream of a great retrostyle malt with beautiful weathered smoke flavors and a beautiful barrel influence
    • Nose
      94 94
      Wax, cardboard box and old wall unit meets a tropical fruit basket, especially. very complex, multi-faceted noble citrus notes and flowers
    • Taste
      93 93
      very nice old wood notes with nutmeg, licorice and a hint of cultivated smoke, delicate floral crystalline citrus notes, OBF, nutty, very yummy
    • Finish
      92 92
      Citrus notes, spices, very long and vibrant, still very delicate smoke, exciting to the last drop and very aromatic

  7. Ecki68 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The whisky-neards from the base really do not care about market prices... I had to pay 820 € for this bottle in the last auction... Thea concider it being 220 for years now, which is absolutely wrong... I have no clue why they do so... since many years the auction-resaults are much more higher than this ridiculous amount...

  8. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Schollus is that your own personal tasting note?

  9. Schollus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge says:Banff 34 yo 1974/2009 (50.4%, Jack Wiebers, Old Train Line, Bourbon cask, cask #0431, 213 bottles) Five stars Colour: gold. Nose: ... and the full fruitiness is back! We're pretty much within the same territories as with the MoS and the CAD, that is to say with this unusual yet wonderful combination of sweet mustard and overripe fruits, including pineapples. I don't feel I need to say more. With water: yes! Swims like a champ, becomes more complex, with roses, sandalwood, incense, sultanas... Mouth (neat): once again, the oak's a tiny-wee tad loudish, but the fruity and peppery/mustardy backbone does stand that, easily. Cider apples aplenty. With water: little development this time. Finish: good length. Dried longans and sultanas, and much less mustard than elsewhere. A curiously mineral and lemony aftertaste. High-end Sancerre? Comments: I feel this baby deserves one extra-point because it's a notch more complex. Another great Banff. Well, one of the greatest IMHO. SGP:561 - 91 points.

  10. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 591,-€ at Whiskyauction 10/2015

  11. autowatch092 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Color: Bright Gold
    Nose: Pineapple, lemon, vanilla, a tiny whiff of smoke
    Palate: More tropical fruit, a little caramel sneeks in as well as slightly herbal notes and a bit of pepper.
    Finish: Very long and slightly smoky.
    Overall: A great old whisky, creamy and fruity with a big nose backed by a big palate. The gentle smoke blends in perfectly.


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